Have you ever said or did something you regret under the influence of alcohol? I am sure most of us have been there at some point in our lives. If you do drink alcohol it is especially important to try and drink responsibly being mindful of how many drinks you have had and monitoring how you feel before you started drinking and while you are drinking. This means drinking slowly and preferably with food. Why am I telling you this? I am telling you this because when we become intoxicated we have a tendency to have less control over our actions and our inhibitions are down leaving us open to say and do things we normal would not do. In addition, we may leave ourselves open to negative influences. However, if you do find you have had one too many one night and said or did something you regret the best thing you can do is ask for forgiveness and forgive yourself as you are human and humans make mistakes, especially when we are not completely in control. Walking down the road of shame will only lead to self-loathing and self-criticism which can set you up to make the same mistake again as a sub-conscious way to punish yourself. Instead, take an honest look at yourself when you are sober and ask yourself what may have been behind what you said or did and make a resolve to continually learn about yourself while trying to be the best person you can be. May you always be compassionate with yourself!